Monday, January 24, 2000

   "Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.  Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, `Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. -- Jude 1:24-25, New International Version

   What is wisdom?  Is it knowing the correct answer?  No, that to me seems to be intelligence.  I think the first and primary element of Wisdom is insight.  Knowing yourself and others is important.  The second part of Wisdom is knowing what is right, good or enduring.  There seem to be only a limited number of truths however.  We, society, have chosen to place judgements on situations because of what is best for us.  We can argue this topic for quite some time, without coming to a consensus, therefore I bring our attention the proverb.  This proverb comes to us from Agur son of Jakeh--an oracle.  It seems he knew himself, and society as a whole.  Therefore, out of his wisdom, he asked God for what truly mattered to him the most.  What matters to you most?  Is it healthy, is it faithful?  Be wise!

   Awesome and Holy Lord Most High, thank You for being a part of my life.  Please, grace me with Wisdom, so that I might be most faithful, not only to You, but to Your Creation as well.  Help me to know my heart as well as You know me.  Strengthen me and keep me right all of my days.  In Jesus' name. Amen.